Pizza Patrol slice count hits 1,000

Trip No. 36 (Union County)

We’ve seen our share of strip mall pizza, but Clemente’s Pizzeria & Cafe Italiano (430 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights; 908-665-7867) rises above the pizza pack. The plain pizza is suitably greasy; Gina Bruno called it "enjoyable.’’ Better-than-average sausage; Al Windrem described it as "good grocery store sausage.’’ The Grandma, nice and tomatoey, a group hit. "Fresh is the word,’’ Scott Wiener said.